I recieved a new Kate Spade handbag as a birthday present. This handbag is a Cedar Street Harmony, which is medium-sized. Since buying my first Kate Spade accessory last year, the brand instantly became a favourite of mine. Other handbags I own are small. I was delighted to find a handbag with enough room for daily use in the office and when travelling.
The handbag came in Kate Spade’s signature package. This package is a purple and white bag with a purple spade and the words “Kate Spade” embossed into it. Kate Spade packaging is lightweight.
The handbag itself is composed of a beautiful cross-hatched Saffino leather. This is a high-quality leather that is waterproof. It is salmon-coloured. The handbag has a dual strap. The Kate Spade New York logo is embossed into a gold plate on the handbag. The inside of the handbag features the brand’s custom woven spade dot lining. I adore the zippered inside lining plus two inside pockets. It provides a convenient place to store my cellphone and lipstick.
I typically shy away from tote bags. They are often heavy and cumbersome, but this one is not. I immediately noticed how lightweight this handbag is. It is also durable.
A Kate Spade Cedar Street Harmony handbag typically retails for $228. It is currently on-sale for $136 from Kate Spade’s official website. It is available as a tote or a cross-body handbag.
I bought a new handbag this weekend. It is a sand-coloured tote from my local Aldo Shoes & Accessories. I searched for a handbag with more structure. My Kate Spade handbag is softer. A complete review of this new accessory is on the way. For now, I’m sharing a peek into the essentials I keep in my purse on a daily basis.
1. Blog Notebook
I keep my blog notebook or a notepad in my purse to track ideas for blog posts when they strike. This small, square notebook fits well into the purse, and I like to carry it with me. I began this shortly after I started my blog. Its been efficient for those moments when inspiration and ideas spark into my head. I track post ideas, dates, and titles in this notebook. This organizes my ideas effectively.
One of my favourite aspects of the purse is the size. My new Kate Spade wallet is wider than my previous wallet. The wallet fits nicely into the purse, while still leaving space. I, of course, keep my wallet with me wherever I go.
3. iPhone Charger
My phone charge never lasts for longer than a few hours. I rest my charger into the bottom of my handbag. My iPhone is a staple in my handbag, and I prefer to have it on hand all the time.
Lipstick is one makeup item I reapply throughout the day. If wearing a matte lipstick, I don’t worry about fading as much. My cream and satin lipstick colours tend to fade with eating and drinking. I reapply the colour during the day to brighten my lips.
A spare pen never hurts. I stash an extra pen (or two!) in my purse for taking notes in class, or when filling out any types of forms. I run through pens quickly, and like to have extras in my bag when the one I’m using dries up.
What items are staples in your handbag? I’d love to see them – tag me on Instagram (erin_angela_xo) with the hashtag #handbagpeek!